Jubilarian priests celebrate ordination anniversaries

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and fellow priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco gathered on August 10 to celebrate eleven Jubilarian priests celebrating 25, 50, 60 and 70-year anniversaries of ordination. The evening began with Vespers in St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by a dinner.

At the dinner, Archbishop Cordileone thanked the Jubilarian priests, “You made a difference on the day you were ordained. You were celebrated then, and we honor you now. Dedication and commitment to serve God’s flock have led you to this milestone year of your priesthood. Congratulations! May God’s blessings be with you as you continue to make a difference.”

The priests who were celebrated include:

Silver Jubilee—25 Years

Rev. Thuan V. Hoang

Fr. Hoang was born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam.  He was ordained for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  He obtained a Licentiate of Canon Law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.  He has served at the parishes of St. Cecilia, St. Philip the Apostle, Most Holy Redeemer and Church of the Visitacion.  He also serves at the Office of the Tribunal and is Vicar for Vietnamese Ministry.

Rev. Anthony P. LaTorre

Fr. LaTorre was born in San Francisco, baptized at Saints Peter & Paul Church, received First Holy Communion at St. Gabriel Church and confirmed at St. Cecilia Church.  He has served at the parishes of St. Isabella, St. Finn Barr, St. Charles in San Carlos, St. Philip the Apostle, St. Stephen and St. Monica – St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.  He recently retired on June 30, 2022.

Rev. Moises R. Agudo

Fr. Agudo was born in Madrid, Spain.  He graduated from the Seminario Misionero Arquidiocesano Redemptoris Mater in Columbia.  He was incardinated into the Archdiocese of San Francisco on March 14, 2008 and has served at the parishes of St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony of Padua and St. Peter – all located in the Mission.  He currently is Vicar for Hispanics and established the Hispanic Pastoral Leadership School which has been successfully operating for five years.

Rev. Allan Roy Remo

Fr. Remo was born in Camarines Sur, Philippines.  He was ordained on November 22, 1997 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Naga City, Philippines, and earned his Doctorate in Canon Law from the Universitas de Sto. Tomasso, (Angelicum) in Rome in 2003, and an MBA from the Ateneo de Naga University in 2006.  Fr. Remo has served at the parishes of St. Charles in San Carlos, St. Vincent de Paul, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Paul of the Shipwreck, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and at Holy Name of Jesus Parish.

Golden Jubilee—50 Years

Rev. Manuel M. Curso

Fr. Curso was born in the Philippines.  He graduated from the Seminario Mayor De San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines, and ordained on April 30, 1972 at St. James Cathedral, Tagbilaran City, Philippines.  He was incardinated into the Archdiocese of San Francisco on January 20, 1994.  He has served at the parishes of St. Finn Barr, St. Isabella, St. Kevin, St. Anne of the Sunset, Our Lady of Mercy, Holy Angels, and Mission Dolores, and was Chaplain at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center.  Fr. Curso retired on August 1, 2015.

Rev. Paul D. Devot, S.J.

Fr. Devot was born in Newton, Massachusetts.  He entered Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos in 1958 and was ordained on June 23, 1972 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood, CA.  He professed his final vows on June 29, 1984. He was assigned Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, and Loyola High School in Los Angeles.  He was a hospital chaplain at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He served at St. Claire’s Parish, Santa Clara, was on staff at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos and was Superior and Pastor at Our Lady of Sorrow’s Parish, Santa Barbara.

Rev. Joseph J. McLaughlin, S.M.

Fr. McLaughlin was ordained on June 3, 1972.  He currently serves as Parochial Vicar at Notre Dame de Victoires Parish.  Prior to coming to the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Fr. McLaughlin served in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston since 2016. 

Rev. Domingo B. Orimaco

Fr. Domingo was born in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines.  He was ordained on April 30, 1972 from St. Joseph’s Cathedral, also in Tagbilaran, and was incardinated into the Archdiocese of San Francisco on March 7, 1994.  He has served at the parishes of Holy Angels, Star of the Sea, St. Augustine, Our Lady of the Pillar and Our Lady of Mercy Parish. 

Diamond Jubilee—60 Years

Rev. Rolando A Caverte

Fr. Caverte was born in Bilar, Bohol, Philippines.  He was ordained on April 7, 1962 at St. Isidore’s Church, also in Bilar.  He arrived in the Archdiocese on April 19, 1983 and was incardinated on February 29, 1992.  Fr. Caverte has served at the parishes of St. Bartholomew, St. Gregory Parish, St. Andrew Parish, St. Augustine, Our Lady of Mercy, Church of the Epiphany and Mater Dolorosa Parish.  Fr. Caverte retired on July 1, 2007.

Rev. David M. Pettingill

Fr. Pettingill was born in San Francisco.  He was ordained on June 9, 1962.  He served on the faculty, and as Principal, at Marin Catholic High School.  He was appointed to the faculty of St. Patrick Seminary and University, Menlo Park, and served as Dean of Students and Professor of Homiletics, Liturgical Celebration and Scripture.  He served at the parishes of St. Patrick in Larkspur, St. Patrick in San Jose, St. Gabriel and St. Emydius.  He was appointed as founding Director of the School of Pastoral Leadership, named Director of the Office of Parish Life, appointed Assistant to the Moderator of the Curia and served as Director of the Deacon Formation Program.  Fr. Pettingill retired on July 1, 2007.

Platinum Jubilee—70 Years

Rev. Monsignor J. Warren Holleran

Monsignor Holleran was born in San Francisco in 1928.  He was baptized at St. Paul Church, San Francisco in 1928, and ordained on December 20, 1952 in Rome, Italy by Clement Cardinal Micara.  He attended St. Patrick Seminary and University from 1947-1949 and the North American College in Rome from 1949-1952.  In 1953, he graduated from the Gregorian University in Rome.  Monsignor Holleran served at Annunciation Parish in Stockton, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Oakland, Mission Dolores Basilica and St. Cecilia Parish, both in San Francisco.  He was also Director of Vallombrosa Retreat Center and was on the faculty of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University.  Monsignor Holleran retired on January 1, 2006.